14/08/2014 12:41 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

How To Make The Perfect Negroni

If you like gin cocktails, it's hard to go wrong with the classic Negroni. It makes a great aperitif and once you add the orange zest, this ruby red drink is always an impressive one to serve at a party.

Want to try making your own? London gin bar 214 Bermondsey shares its favourite recipe below.

Experiencing something of resurgence recently, the Negroni is in many ways the cocktail most synonymous with gin. A perfect aperitif but too bitter for some, this is our take on this classic cocktail using Old Tom sweet gin and a more balanced sweet vermouth than the traditionally used Martini Rosso. Aerating rather than stirring this drink is the key in balancing the bitterness of the Campari with the sweetness of the vermouth.


You will need:
30ml Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth
30ml Jensen's Bermondsey Old Tom Gin
Two dashes Bittermen's Citrate Orange Bitters

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and using a strainer, pour the liquid at a height into a glass. Repeat until well chilled and strain over fresh ice into a shorter glass. Garnish with a twisted orange zest.

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